On September 10, the first phase of the early voting (voting on the premises of territorial election commissions) ended. The novelty of the current electoral cycle - early voting «in case of a valid reason» in accordance with the decision of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation which is applied in 29 constituent territories out of 41. The upcoming Sunday regional elections will take place. In 12 constituent territories regional lawmaker preserved the practice of absentee ballots. According to this practice early voting is allowed only in inaccessible and remote territories (for example, Nenets Autonomous District).
For the main conclusions of the conducted analysis of the early voting dynamics in constituent territories in the September 14, 2014 elections read the document.